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, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open
to elbow their way to the front. for george h.w. bush that's a great example. another great example, william f. buckley. he had liberal friends. in fact, he campaigned for liberals that were his friends even though he knew it upset some on the conservative side. for william f. buckley, it wasn't a blood sport. >> to end this block, to counter it just a bit, and i'm sorry but it has the added value of being true, the president does need to reach out.agree. but he has, and it hasn't worked. so when he does it again, the republicans actually need to show up. >> you just quoted henry kissinger. there is hope. >> that's like me going jogging for ten minutes and saying afterwards, you know what i didn't lose 30 pounds. no i'm dead serious. they have stuck their toe in the water. that is it. when you still have democrats, democratic senators that run the senate andrea mitchell complaining that they've never been to camp david, the president doesn't call them they don't go over to the white house, then it's time for him to be more aggressive about this. >> two points quic
-- reagan, george h.w. bush and george w. bush, and also a counselor to former vice president dick cheney. good to see you. mary, happy new year. >> happy new year to you. thanks for having me. >> well, you have been through this before, and you have seen the risks, the perils of second terms. looking at it from afar, from outside the beltway, what are the big challenges that you think president obama has to be concerned about? >> every term it has been exacerbating a lot of the president's weaknesses. if he wants to get along, if he wants to make some progress with republicans, he has to get be less self-righteous. that could be played earlier. he keeps presenting these false choices that it's either getting -- you're either political, you want an a from the nra or you want safe school, safe children. if you have an opposite view, an opposing view, you can't get to the table if the president is going to set you up as the demon in every case. he immediate to be less self-refr he shall. he needs to take more responsibility. one thing that's happened here is the statute of limitations has r
of political capital. we remember the famous line george w. bush delivered saying i've earned political capital and i'm going to use it -- or spend it, rather. how much political capital did this president earn in his first term? i want you all to weigh in on that quickly. >> i think it was manifest in the fact that he got re-elected by a rather decent margin. even an opposition party who reads election returns that may mean something but after the fist year it means less and less. the result is if a president is more and more frustrated in congress, what second-term presidents have tended to do is, one, try do more by executive action, as president obama is already trying to do with gun control, and the other thing is they get more involved in foreign policy than perhaps before because that's something they could do without consulting congress every hour. >> the death of osama bin laden was huge. and that gave him an enormous amount of political capital. but there are so many things that he can't predict. i mean with ronald reagan, he had iran/contra, and that really pulled -- you talk about b
it. >> reporter: despite that pledge in 2004, george w. bush's second term was marred by a slew of bad headlines from escalating violence in iraq to his administration's response to hurricane katrina. >> doing a heck of a job. >> reporter: still second terms can offer a shot at redemption. take reagan paving the way for the end of the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall! >> reporter: humor can also go a long way, like when bill clinton with a little help from his wife mocked his own lame-duck status. with this unforgettable video from his final months in office. >> i really think bill has everything under control. >> wait, wait, wait, wait! >> reporter: and of course depending upon what happens four years from now it may well be bill clinton making more lunches for his wife as she could potentially be among those vying for a chance to call the white house home. but as it comes to the second-term agenda for the president, the first thing at the top is complete your remarks for tomorrow's inaugural address, roughly 24 hours from now. we are told by valerie jarrett, one
children's lives and if it's true that dick cheney and george w. bush believe in the 1% solution if there was a 1% chance that we could stop another 9/11 they would do what it took to take rid of that 1% chance. the i think if that was our approach after 9/11 it should be our approach in protecting our children at schools and shopping malls and religious services. and society abroad. >> rose: and do you think the experience that you had and the awareness that you have reflected here and on your own program in public speeches has resonated with other republicans? >> it has resonated with other republicans but only because they were thinking the same thing as i was thinking. i can't tell you, charlie. i come from northwest florida, also known as the redneck riviera. some people call it l.a.-- lower alabama. we're very conservative. jerry falwell said my district was the most conservative district in america. i grew up in the southern baptist church with a lot of hunters. i lived in mississippi, we spent our summers in the woods. i can tell you, i grew up around hunters and guns and
that george h.w. bush got in 1988. george h.w. bush won a landslide over michael dukakis. we know what happened to mitt romney. the same thing's happening now. the political ground is moving under their feet, and right now, sadly, neither they, nor the nra, is doing what it takes to make sure they adapt to changing times. and if they don't do it pretty y quickly, there's going to be changes for both organizations. >> more broadly among house republicans, you wrote in their response to colin powell, you in 1996 did not think he was the right choice to be the nominee, but you said the republican party of 2013 bears little resemblance to the party of ronald reagan that would have responded to powell's concerns with an all hands on deck effort to win the war back. it's big enough to win back the white house in 2016. and that's, to the point, we have a more and more bifurcated congress, not the congress you served in. there were 49 votes, only 49 votes for sandy relief last night. that says a lot. there were more than 49 votes for gulf damage and repair after katrina. >> colin powell is a m
as popular as many other presidents and he's a little bit higher than george w. bush was going into his second term, but it really reflects that and when you look at the breakdown of the job approval rating and what people like, he's okay, just over the 50% mark in those polls, but personally, they like him a lot and that's playing a lot into how the president is pushing his agenda, how he's framing his second term and it also makes a huge difference when it comes to dealing with congressional republicans who are on the other side of that popularity. >> we'll talk about this later because it seems as if based on some of the heatings that have happened over the past few days and perhaps congressional republicans realize that people really like this president and they do seem to like him a whole lot. ed o'keefe, senate majority leader, harry reid has not come out and endorsed the president's proposals. tom, also not coming out, how is the president going to be able to get this legislation through congress if you can't seem to get some top-ranking democrats onboard. >> that's the biggest c
former president george h.w. bush and his father, former president bush, the younger bush staying at home because his father is sick. the president was just released from the hospital after an extended illness. also today a big development on the debt limit. a vote is scheduled for next week and we'll dig in to those details later in the show. first, though, the stars are coming out for that national day of service that we just mention mentioned. eva longoria who is an inaugural committee co-chair. and chelsea clinton were one of the first speakers at the event. angela basset is also there and we'll talk to her later here on the show. the president also -- he also spoke at belleville elementary school. take a listen. >> not so much inauguration when we think about the fact that this is dr. king's birthday that we're going to be celebrating this weekend. i'm always reminded that he said everybody wants to be first. everybody wants to be a drum maj major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service. be a drum major for justice. be a drum major for looking out for oth
, and he's a former speech writer for george w. bush that everyone denounced it. one person under the republican leadership, the shame is they're doing this in the silence of real leadership being shown by those republicans that would say wait a minute, some things are above and beyond what is decent. >> i think scarborough said it wrong. >> but scarborough is not a leader in the party. sc scarborough has gone out there and shown some courage. >> i hope some moderate republicans like him, i mean, law enforcement, gun owners, moderate republicans, other folks who, you know, really are putting people first, i think we are the overwhelming majority. but we've got to keep our eye on the ball. just like you say all of the time, rev. you cannot go sleep on these people. as soon as you do, they're going to push their agenda. >> and it's a way, way out -- way, way out agenda. any time you have keith ellison and al sharpton praising joe scarborough, you know how far they've gone. congressman, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, reverend. >> coming up, the house republicans are packing
vote are not yet at that point. it was just eight years ago that george w. bush got 44% of the latino vote, but if they keep this up much longer, they are in serious threat of the same thing happening with latino vote that happened with the black vote. >> you have to remember, it happened really fast. nixon got 40% of the black vote. by the time carter came along, you had a big dent in that black vote for the democratic party. i think something jose said is really important. not only are the democrats really now a part of the minority. they're also the younger party, the you youth party. you are talking about 50,000 latinos turning 18 every month. the democratic party is practically at the birthday party registering them to be democrats. the voter registration numbers in florida alone, as i'm sure they know very well, they are accelerating the registration of latino democrats and latino independents. the republican party has a tiny, tiny number and percentage of those new voters, so being the younger party, democrats also have the vocabulary to speak to these voters. they're not using
-party candidate. nearly 20%. and who knows how the votes would have been divided between bill clinton and george h.w. bush had ross perot not been in there that year. but one thing that's often forgotten about the 1992 race was that ross perot was not the only third-party candidate who ran that year. there was a whole slate of other third-party candidates nominated that year who did not make as big a splash as mr. sucking sound did. they did as well as third-party candidates usually do, which is not that well at all. but one of that long list of candidates who ran on something called the populist party ticket, one of those candidates ended up in the course of that campaign that year, he ended up having a starring role in a really serious news event that transfixed the country and had nothing at all to do with presidential politics. his name was bo gritz. he was a vietnam veteran. he got 0.1% of the popular vote ultimately. but in august 1992, about 2 1/2 months before the presidential election, he ended up playing the mediator role, sort of the negotiator's role, in ending an 11-day violent fatal ar
and that the united states is not engaged. >> look at george w. bush. in 2000 he said he would have a restrained, humble foreign policy. then 9/11 hit. and now we've been dealing with wars for over a decade. we have already made reference to it while the chinese have been investing in africa. we've been dropping bombs in iraq. we are now in afghanistan. 12 years in. $2 billion a week. our defense budget keeps exploding. so an iranian crisis comes at the absolute worst time for this country. >> that's what i was saying early on. >> on so many points. >> things could change dramatically this year. >> richard and i have talked about this a lot. in search of a metaphor, have i been thinking about the islamic role in africa and the middle east, think of it size a large, very dry forest after years of drought. and a lightning strike anywhere, which is unanticipated, starts a brush fire. and then it goes across. we just saw what happened in algeria. what's going on in syria at the moment. and we are not dealing state-to-state. there's an entirely new set of rules for dealing with that critical part of
about george w. bush's second inaugural address when he said i want to liberate all people all over the world, and even conservatives thought are you nuts, are you crazy? you can't do that. yesterday obama talked about really liberties at home, both in terms of gay rights and in terms of health care and in terms of the power to do good, the power to make good, the power to be something. that was a much more narrow vision, and one he said we won't get done all in one fail swoop. to me this was the obama we really hadn't seen, and i think a good indication of where he is heading. >> it was a domestic address. we did talk about -- he did talk about ending wars, but really the focus was on domestic rights, domestic advancement. >> the one thing he didn't talk about, which, of course, the campaign was based on, was the economy and jobs. right? this was an address that really was very aspirational in many moments, and especially talking about equal rights, and at the same time i think there are a lot of americans out there saying right, but what i'm really concerned about right now is whe
months who wants a job which could mean 100,000 new jobs. >>> former president george h.w. bush was released from a houston hospital after more than seven weeks of treatment for bronchitis and related problems. >>> rand paul faces charges of assaulting a flight attendant on a january 5th flight in addition to underage drinking and other charges. >>> the chicago transportation authority is suing united airlines. they claim the airline is buying its jet fuel 70 miles away to avoid paying close to $300 million in sales taxes. the airline says the suit's claims are untrue. >>> students at the university of vermont should not bring bottled water had they return to campus because the school has banned its sale for environmental reasons. vermont is the largest public university to prohibit bottled water sales on campus. they've even converted water fountains to bottle-filling stations. >>> over to wall street this tuesday morning. the dow opens the day at 13,507 after adding 18 points yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq were both down. overseas the nikkei gained 77 points but the hang seng f
clinton and george w. bush as the third consecutive two-term president. when he takes the oath of office for the second time in the last 24 hours. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> that makes a total of four oaths of office. today east ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power fr
impeach him because he had executive orders. i can just say this? papa bush, george h.w. bush had an executive order that stopped the imports of assault weapons. that was back, if i'm not mistaken in 1989. so don't tell me executive orders is just an obama thing, it's not. let's go the substance of this thing. would it have stopped the heinous tragic crime? is it dealing with the mental illness? is it dealing with the cultural issues? >> clearly, larry, you're absolutely right the president does have the power of the executive order. let's see the president use that power not only to issue executive orders but also as the thought leader in the country really to bring focus on what is the common factor in all of these dreadful things. i'm a mother, i'm a doctor. it's unimaginable and unthinkable and that is deviant behavior. these are criminal minds perpetrating these crimes. we need to have an effective approach to that problem. guns are inas a nm-- inanimate . >> family break up. the fact that there's no faith or heaven forbid prayer in elementary school. is there enough of that
-- >> and it was a cold day in 2001 after the long drawn out battle over ballots in florida george w. bush took the oath of office for the first time. >> i, ronald reagan, do solemnly swear -- >> i, ronald reagan, do solemnly swear -- >> and it with news 1981 when ronald reagan was taking the oath on the steps of the u.s. capital word came that 52 americans who had been held hostage for 440 days in iran were on the way home. and moments later, the newly sworn in president reagan revealed the news to congress in the statuary hall. >> and now the conclude the test with thanks to almighty god, i have been given a tag line, to get-off line that everybody wants for the end of a toast or speech or anything else. some 30 minutes ago, the planes bearing our prisoners left iranian air space and are now fr free. so -- [ applause ] >> so, we can all drink to this one, to all of us together, doing what we all know we can do to make this country what it should be, what it can be, what it always has been. >> seven days later the former hostages were back on american soil. they landed at an drews air force base and gr
part, take a negative view today. in fact, president george h.w. bush congratulated the president saying barbara and i send president and mrs. obama and their wonderful girls our best wishes and prayers on this historic day. may all mighty god bless them and our country over the years. it seems like it was john boehner with the flags that flew over the capital during the inaugural ceremony. it seems like during some of the post inaugural address interviews, they did not give a hundred percent embrace. but they seem to feel the president was magnanimous and there was not the bipartisan -- the partisan bickering, at least not today. tomorrow is another day. >> right. we'll see when they start go earning. but the transition of power does matter. the fact that we transition in this way that people are -- i mean, my favorite two shot, so far, my favorite image, is that that included beyoncyonce stand near paul ryan and there was this vision of them together. this is fun. this is kind of american politics and culture, you know, crossing these lines. and will it hold? perhaps not. but fo
've done to their own party over the years. you know, i really think we have to remember that george h.w. bush was a contributor to planned parenthood and sponsored birth control legislation when he was in congress. leading figures in the republican party used to be pro-choice and certainly pro-contraception so there's been a gradual takeover of the party. some of it has been quiet, some of it has been quite obvious, but this is the year when they felt emboldened to come out and tell us what they thought about rape and personhood and violence against women and they were rebuked for it. they're going to spend a lot of time changing their language, but i don't see any signs they really got the message that it's about their policies. >> i hope they change their policies but also talk about women with a little bit more respect. i don't think they're off to a good start because they're in the state of transvaginal probes but you never know. krystal ball and joan walsh, thank you. >>> a programming note, tune into msnbc throughout the weekend and, of course, all damond for our special inaugura
away. katty, i criticized george w. bush for eight years for massive reckless spending. he allowed the federal debt to go up 6 trillion dollars during two terms. barack obama allowed it to go up six trillion dollars over one term m. that just continues moving forward. we can't afford this anymore. >> right. you can't afford the european model, which has imposed massive austerity and kill growth when the country is still-the-you have a long term problem of deficit and long term problem of the country of growing inequality i think is something the president was trying to address, not good -- >> none of that matters if we don't take care of long term debt. i'm not talking about slashing an burning short term budgets. we don't need to balance the budget now, we need to take care of long term debt. >> if your party is serious about that, they have to develop a credible voice on it. i don't disagree with you. that balance in the conversation is needed. >>> coming up here the dubliner -- any conservatives here? he's wearing a bow tie. he must be a conservative. up next, reverend al sharpt
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